Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.
The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!
We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?
Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
25 Valid Reviews
The Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite experience has a total of 27 reviews. There are 25 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 25 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite valid reviews is 67.60% and is based on 25 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
8 Face-to-Face Reviews
The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.
Within the 25 valid reviews, the experience has 8 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 8 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite face-to-face reviews is 67.50% and is based on 8 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.
Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.
Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.
Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.
|Sammy Fyfe||5/10||685 days||100%|
|Kelly Linn||8/10||1234 days||17%|
|Stefan Miedzinski||8/10||1265 days||16%|
|Boguslaw MAKIELLO||6/10||1613 days||10%|
|Indika Udayanga||6/10||1669 days||12%|
|c mccabe||5/10||1841 days||10%|
|Kassandra Yarmoluk||7/10||1968 days||11%|
|Ruiyi Yin||8/10||2091 days||10%|
|David Elliott||7/10||2329 days||8%|
|Josh Fisher||8/10||2369 days||8%|
|Rod Clarke||7/10||2485 days||7%|
|Rawiri johnston||7/10||2634 days||6%|
|SC W||7/10||3091 days||3%|
|Vera Kreipe||7/10||3096 days||2%|
|Stella Thoben||7/10||3458 days||0%|
|Rogier Ramaker||8/10||3461 days||0%|
|Melvin Groenhof||8/10||3461 days||0%|
|Harry Findeis||3/10||3465 days||0%|
|K S||5/10||3484 days||0%|
|David Brown||8/10||4160 days||2%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Avalanche Creek Shelter Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.